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Friday, October 24, 2008
WQLN hosts English
By Ryan P. Gallagher and Marcus Yeagley
news editor, head copy editor
rpgsoo4 @ psu.edu, mj y5O 1 2 @, psu.edu
The fourth and final congressional debate was
held at the WQLN studio Thursday. Incumbent
Congressman Phil English (R-PA) debated relevant
topics of this year's election with Democrat new
comer Kathy Dahlkemper, in an event reminiscent
of the recent Presidential debates.
Marsha McKinnon of WSEE-TV, Kevin Flowers
of the Erie Times-News, and Sean Lafferty of
WJET-TV formed the panel for the night, address
ing the candidates with issues they thought were rel-
By Connor Sattely
The Penn State Behrend Women's Tennis team
took their fourth AMCC Championship in a row
this past weekend, taking down top-ranked
Frostburg. This is the team's eighth title in eleven
years of AMCC tennis; the conference began play
in 1997, according to the sports department.
The championships came at the end of a 6-1
streak, in which they outscored opponents 56-9.
Their 3-6 loss to Grove City the weekend of the
tournament came as their first loss since
September. when they lost to Westminster. Their
14-3 record puts them as one of the best in the past
several years of Behrend tennis.
Head Coach Jeff Barger, in his eleventh year as
both the women's and men's tennis coach, has
been voted the AMCC coach of the year seven
times, according to Behrend's athletic website.
His teams have posted impressive records; last
year, the women's tennis team finished with a 13-
2 record. The year before, when the team won the
2006 AMCC Championships, the team went 15-1
and edged out Penn State Altoona for the champi-
This year, the women's tennis team had two
players named as the Enterprise Rent-A-Car
Athlete of the Week: junior Karen Hobaugh and
this week's selection, freshman Arica Christman.
Sophomore Hilary Lasher was named the AMCC
Women's Tennis player of the week twice, follow
ing a 9-0 victory over Frostburg State and a victo
ry over La Roche. Freshman Leslie Durante was
also named the AMCC Women's Tennis player of
the week following a week with three victories.
The Lions relied on their leaders in the
Championships. Christman took #1 singles, and
#2 doubles with partner Stephanie Cattron, who
also took #3 singles play. Lasher took #5 singles
and #3 doubles. Hobaugh and Durante won #4
and #6 singles, respectively. Christy Calvert,
Hobaugh's doubles partner, took #2 singles.
Behrend's domination on the court translated
into their opponents being blown out in the final
points count. They finished with 26 points, with
Frostburg in a distant second with 15, and Penn
State Altoona took third with 12. After winning all
singles and doubles competitions but one,
Behrend's women's tennis team punctuated their
season with an emphatic championship victory
and a promise that the tennis program's domina
tion will not end soon.
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evant to the Erie community.
Professor Kim Young of the Communication
department at Penn State Behrend served as the
moderator for the live event broadcast on WQLN.
the local PBS affiliate. She required her
"Campaigns, Elections, and the Media" class to he
in attendance at the studio.
One of her students, junior Katelyn Chiappazzi,
found that a lot of what was said at the debate could
be related to the views of Senators McCain and
Obama. "I thought that a lot of the techniques we
discussed in class were obvious, and it seemed that
most of the topics were very similar to the topics
appearing in the presidential debate." Chiappazzi
One example of a student's home for CanlboanlCity outside of' the Reed Union Building
Practically overnight, new residences sprang up
all over Behrend's campus. Instead of buildings of
brick and stone, they were makeshift shacks con
structed from cardboard boxes and plastic tarps.
The floors were usually lined with sleeping hags
and tens of blankets, along with textbooks and
class notes. Students sat in the doorways, huddled
up in winter jackets with their hoods pulled up
Specter holds town hall meeting
U.S. Senator Arlen Specter (R-PA) answered a question from Nate Boring, President of Penn State
Behrend College Republica.%
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By Rachel Reeves
editor in chief
Left: Democrat Kathy Dahlkemper, Right: Republican incumbant Phil English
over their faces. Next to them on the ground were
different jugs. nu►gs. and cups filled halfway with
odd change and dollar bills.
Behrend students were stepping into the shoes
of a homeless person in the annual Cardboard City
fundraiser. This event gives school clubs and
organizations the chance to build a dwelling from
cardboard boxes in any location on campus of their
See CARDBOARD CITY on page 4
Source: Weather corn
Friday: Mostly Sunny. High 61 F. Winds
SSE 10 to 20 mph.
Saturday: Rain, Clouds. High 56 F.
Chance of precipitation 70%.
Sunday: Windy, mix of clouds and sun.
High 57 H. Chance of precipitation 10 %.
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Vol. LV No. VX
By Christine Newby
The Behrend women's volleyball team left the
Frostburg State Bobcats stunned at the Junker
Center this past weekend. The Lions defeated
rival and 2007 AMCC champion Frostburg State
by a score of 3-1.
This important matchup featured two undefeat
ed teams in the conference.
"It was a terrific performance by the players,"
said Head Coach Phil Pisano. "They really
stepped up in the biggest match of the year.
Everyone contributed and played well. It was the
perfect time for it."
Along with Pisan°, the players were also excit
ed to extend their undefeated AMCC record to 5-
0 and hand Frostburg State their first loss in the
feel that we had a very successful win," said
junior Brooke Gallentine. "We were focused and
worked hard. We knew what we had to do and we
went out on the court and gave it our all."
Junior Carissa Johnston expressed the same
emotions about the win over Frostburg State.
"I feel that the team played with a lot of focus
and energy," said Johnston. "I felt as though we
kept the momentum and never let up."
According to the Penn State Behrend website,
sophomore Danielle Woods and freshman Lauren
Dalton both had nine kills. Johnston and fresh
man Danielle Kindle contributed seven kills.
Gallentine led the team with 29 assists.
Defensively, Woods led in the dig category with
26, freshman Liz Emerick had 18 digs, and fresh
man Stefanie Kelley added 15 more digs.
"It's tough to say that one person really led in
the game because everyone contributed,"
explained Pisano. "Brooke Gallentine, our setter,
played really well. She did a nice job of spread
ing the ball around and handling tight passes.
Also, it was Johnston's best game since she
came back from her injury."
Johnston was out of the lineup for six weeks
with an injury.
"It's been tough to sit out for six weeks," said
Johnston. "I'm just glad to be hack to finish out
the season. While injured, I would give informa
tion from the sidelines, always try and give sup
port, and be of help whenever I could. -
With only three remaining games left in the
season, the Lions have their eyes set on staying
undefeated in the AMCC.
See VOLLEYBALL on page 7
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